God Has A Better Plan Than You

March 28, 2016


God Works In Labradoodles

It blows my mind how God works in each person’s life. There are close to 8 billion people in this world and God gets personal with EACH person in a unique way.  Well God used my dog to teach me a valuable lesson – God’s way is the BEST WAY. This is truly an embarrassing story but a lesson I NEEDED to learn.

Over a year ago we decided we wanted a labradoodle so we contacted a breeder I had really liked in Ohio. We went on her waiting list and had first pick. In my mind, I had a vision of what I wanted; tan, super curly hair, dark eyes, black nose and black paws. The typical color of a lab right? I was so excited, we were going to have the perfect looking puppy!  The puppies were born and there were two blacks, a chocolate and a tan. We went with the tan and I was so excited I couldn’t contain myself. She sent us our first picture of our dog. I opened my email with excitement and saw the dog and I was stopped in my tracks (again, I promise I’m not superficial). The dog had BLUE EYES.

God's Lessons Through Dogs

I thought, I really wanted the typical looking doodle. I started obsessing over these dog’s eyes. I showed people the picture of the dog and everyone said that puppy’s eyes were normally blue and they would change (a sigh of relief). She continued to send us more pictures and his eyes weren’t changing. The truth is, they freaked me out a little bit. Have you ever seen the movie the Exorcist? HER EYES. Okay, okay, thats a little extreme but thats what I was thinking. Everybody told me I was crazy and that I needed to let it go & that he was perfect. We drove up to pick him up and he was BEYOND PERFECT. Every inch of him. Of course, when you are made by the creator of the world you ARE going to be perfect!!

Fast forward over a year and half later and I cannot go on a walk without being stopped by someone loving on Hokie. And do you know what is the first thing they say to me??? “Oh my gosh your dog has the prettiest eyes!!!”. . . “Look at those eyes, he’s gorgeous!”.  I kid you not, ALL OF THE TIME.

God's Lessons Through Dogs
There are a few takeaways from this story: First, God has a sense of humor. I obsessed over the stupidest thing and now God makes it known wherever we are that our dog has the “prettiest eyes”… I hear God quietly chuckling to Himself. 😉  Secondly,  we “think” we know we know whats best for ourselves but God always rocks our world with his MIND BLOWING plans. I love my dog so much and yes his eyes are his most beautiful feature. I wouldn’t have him any other way!




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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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God Has A Better Plan Than You

God Has A Better Plan Than You

God Has A Better Plan Than You

God Has A Better Plan Than You

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